Quotations on Legislation

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The goal with a big piece of social legislation is to have a bipartisan result, so the country will accept it.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Goal, Country, Legislation, Result, Will)

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions.
- David Baker
(Keywords: Technology, Education, Cure, Customer, Effort, Legislation, Will)

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

I will always support legislation which respects and values life.
- Gresham Barrett
(Keywords: Life, Values, Legislation, Support, Will)

Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Power, Forget, Language, Legislation, Speech)

New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Work, Labor, Legislation, Prostitution)

For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Happiness, Legislation, Morals)

This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Children, Comfort, Internet, Legislation, Libraries, Parents, Schools)

So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Environmental, Extreme, Gifts, Legislation, Oil, Vote)

The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
- David Boies
(Keywords: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

The first legislation that I produced relating to the Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from being used for anything other than research and scientific and educational communication.
- Rick Boucher
(Keywords: Being, Communication, First, Internet, Law, Legislation, Research)

Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Congress, Legislation, Trade, Will, Wishes)

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Abortion, Legislation, Persuasion)

I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties.
- Dennis Chavez
(Keywords: History, Legislation, May)

Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Intelligence, Defense, Legislation, Nation, Needs, Now, Post, World)

At a time when we have much work to do to address our Nation's critical infrastructure, and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair, this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Time, Work, Jobs, Legislation, Nation)

Reconciliation cannot be used to pass comprehensive health care reform. It won't work because it was never designed for that kind of significant legislation; it was designed for deficit reduction.
- Kent Conrad
(Keywords: Health, Work, Care, Legislation, Reform)

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Management, Legislation, News, Party, Potential, Security, Today, World)

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Truth, Legislation, Republicans, Years)

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Purpose, Legislation, Party)

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Quality, Day, Earth, Improvement, Legislation, Nation, Rivers, Support, Water)

Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn't help much. Basically, it's going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Help, Legislation, Recycling, Talking, Years)

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Women, Work, Hope, Country, Day, Importance, Legislation, President, Wages)

The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Energy, Legislation, Oil, Reform, Republicans)

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Government, African, Countries, Legislation, Morals, Result)

If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.
- John Dingell
(Keywords: Trust, War, Peace, Being, Congress, Facts, Legislation, President, Question, Senate)

We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy.
- Bulent Ecevit
(Keywords: Economy, Rights, Human rights, Legislation, Parliament, Years)

A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
- Larry Elder
(Keywords: Control, Legislation, Woman)

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.
- Larry Elder
(Keywords: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount and, on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs.
- Doug Elmendorf
(Keywords: Health, Care, Legislation, Responsibility)

What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
- Rahm Emanuel
(Keywords: Politics, Failure, America, Legislation, Majority, Mind, Security)

We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge. This topic is too important to the public to address it in such a back-door manner. We should be having a full, open discussion of the issue during an energy debate.
- Russ Feingold
(Keywords: Debate, Energy, Legislation, Open, Public)

Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: Design, Home, Children, Information, Internet, Legislation, Parents, Safety, Teachers, Trade)

Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: Democracy, Legislation, Light, Republicans, Will, World)

For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it was perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: People, Legislation, Poor, Sense, Welfare)

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Inflation, Legislation, Taxation)

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Inflation, Legislation, Taxation)

This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Peace, Truth, Management, Cooperation, Legislation, Water)

Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Keywords: People, Care, Legislation, Will)

All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.
- Elinor Glyn
(Keywords: Kissing, Legislation, Will, World)

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton
(Keywords: Accident, Disease, Legislation, Occupation)

I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Battle, Legislation, Now, Separation, Will)

The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
- Bruce Jackson
(Keywords: Government, Abuse, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Legislation, Poverty, Terrorism, Years)

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson
(Keywords: Injury, Interest, Legislation, Welfare)

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Benefits, Cause, Legislation, Light, Will, Wrongs)

Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research.
- Nancy L. Johnson
(Keywords: Life, Hope, American, Legislation, Research, Support, Today)



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